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Light and Shadows in Photographs

In the flat image of a photograph, light and shadows can have as much visual weight as any object in the composition. Additionally, there are many different qualities of light.

 

Shadows
Light Defines Objects
Light as Focal Point
Backlighting
Qualities of Light
Light and Visual Weight

 

SHADOWS

 

Shadows can have visual weight and become objects.


Bob Carlos Clarke

 

 


Clive Brunskill



Lazlo Maholy-Nagy



Mel Sewell



Shadows can reference objects outside the frame.

 


Harold Jones

 


Jamie Rose

 


Jane Alden Stevens

 

 

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